Anything Goes to tour and return to Barbican

Published: 18 November 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Anything Goes at the Barbican

The musical Anything Goes which smashed box-office records at the Barbican Theatre is to tour the UK in the spring and will sail back to the Barbican in summer 2022 for an eight-week residency.

Anything Goes opened at the Barbican in July, with the Tony Award-winning show recording the single highest grossing performance week for a musical in the Barbican’s 39-year history and the highest sales across a weekend for a musical.

The show will tour to Bristol Hippodrome from 11 until 16 April, the Empire Theatre, Liverpool from 20 until 30 April, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 11 until 21 May and the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury from 24 May until 2 June before returning to the Barbican from 15 July until 3 September. Casting will be announced shortly.

Producer Sir Howard Panter said, “we were thrilled with the response to this energetic and uplifting show—audiences just couldn’t get enough and to achieve 15 weeks sold out night after night and a gross of £717,000 in one week really is quite some feat.

“We’re equally delighted to take this majestic show on tour across the UK so that audiences around the country can enjoy the glorious set design, breathtaking choreography and stage direction, and of course the wonderful score.”

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by P G Wodehouse and Guy Bolton with Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.